Church of Our Father – Meeting Minutes of Apr 29, 1890 (Potential to Buy Organ)

Atlanta, Ga. Apr 29, 1890
The Board of Trustees called to order at 8 o’clock with Mr. Harding as Chairman and Mr. Crafts as Clerk, pro tem, Mr. Burns being unavoidably called away.
Present Messrs. Harding, Dixon, Crafts, Fisher, Winslow and Kennedy of the Board Rev. Mr. Chaney.

On motion of Mr. Dixon seconded by Mr. Kennedy and after a second reading the resolution offered by Mr. Dixon at the last meeting was adopted without amendment.

Mr. Dixon reported that he had seen Mr. A. B. Carver the agent of the church directory and arranged with him to put the notice of Church of Our Father in their Directory. A proof of the same was exhibited and a general discussion indulged in, in regard to advertising.

Mr. Dixon reported that the insurance policies to the amount of $4,500.00 having lately expired, he had renewed the same for the term of five years in the Atlanta House Insurance Co. to the amount of $2,500.00 and in the North British and Mercantile Service Co. for $2,000.00 and he wished authority from the Board of Trustees to sign notes for deferred payments on the same for one and two years to the amount of $90.00 and on motion of Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Fisher seconding the authority was granted.

Mr. Lederle of the Committee on Property reported through Mr. Crafts that he had arranged with a carpenter to have the necessary repairs made on the property but that they are not yet done and asked further time for the completion of the same. On motion of Mr. Dixon, Mr. Crafts seconding, further time was granted.

Rev. Mr. Chaney suggested to the Trustees that Mr. Sternberg has a fine pipe (Reed) organ and as he was about to leave the city he has offered to dispose of it to the Church at a very low price. It would cost not over $350 and the moving in and Mr. Chaney said he would raise half the amount if the other half could be raised here.

Mr. Kennedy moved, Mr. Dixon seconded that the Board of Trustees pledge themselves to raise the needed amount to purchase the organ in case we decided to buy.

On motion of Mr. Dixon, Mr. Winslow seconding, the music committee in conjunction with Mr. Chaney were empowered to see the organ and Mr. Sternberg and arrange to purchase the organ if they deemed it advisable.

The question of charging the hours of the Sunday school service was talked of and the Board recommended that the hours be changed if it suited the convenience of the teachers and pupils.


Geo. H. Crafts, Clerk pro tem

Physical Archive: UUCA   Box: 26   Folder: 02 Book: 02 Pages: 56 – 58
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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